BBC to mark one year until London Olympics with special programmes

The BBC has announced that they will be celebrating one year to go until the London 2012 Olympic games with a selection of special programmes and debates on television, radio and online.

Wednesday 27th July will mark one year until the start of the games and BBC One will be live at 7.00pm from Trafalgar Square, where the One Year To Go Ceremony will be taking place. The programme will be hosted by Sophie Raworth, Jake Humphrey and Mishal Husain. The programme will also be broadcast on BBC Radio 5 Live and BBC World News. BBC Breakfast and BBC News programming through the day will have special reports and be live from Olympic venues.

At the One Year To Go ceremony IOC President, Jacques Rogge, will invite athletes from around the world to put together their national teams in readiness for next year’s Games. Hosted by Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, guests include London 2012 Organising Committee Chair, Sebastian Coe, and a host of Britain’s top Olympic athletes. The new design for the 2012 Games medals will be unveiled during the ceremony which will also include live music performances.